Mayor Richard M. Daley told hundreds gathered for an antiviolence march in Auburn-Gresham Friday night that he and the police were doing their jobs—it was up to them to end the violence in their communities.

“I can do as many marches as you want,” he said, as impassioned and coherent as I’ve heard him in years. “We can walk up and down the street. We can do everything. But you have to say, one day, ‘Enough is enough!’ And not just saying the words—we need action on the street!”

But some are saying the same thing back to Daley.